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Snap strikes deals for licensed music in Snapchat app

Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc has signed music licensing deals with Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing, Merlin and a number of members of US publishing body the NMPA. Bloomberg reported...
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TikTok signs licensing deal with US publishing body NMPA

Another day, another licensing deal for TikTok, and this one's a biggie. It's signed a global, multi-year agreement with the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) in the US. That's big because the NMPA has been...
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NMPA boss puts Twitch, Fortnite on livestream licensing notice

Twitch is having a difficult moment with copyright takedowns and demands for a platform-wide licensing deal, but the US National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has its sights set on sync royalties for recorded livestreams...
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NMPA boss promises big fight over ‘CRB IV’ streaming rates

It’s not just Twitch that’s rousing NMPA boss David Israelite again this week. He’s also been talking to Rolling Stone about the rate-setting process for mechanical streaming songwriter royalties in the...
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NMPA reveals US publishing revenues grew by 11.6% in 2019

US publishing body the NMPA held its annual meeting yesterday – the first time it’s been online. It included some new stats from president and CEO David Israelite. He revealed that US publishing industry revenues...
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Love ISN’T in the air as DSPs’ US royalty-rates appeal kicks off

David Israelite, president of the National Music Publishers Association in the US, has never been a man to pull his verbal punches when taking digital services to task. “Songwriters: This week, Spotify and Amazon are...
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NMPA and Peloton settle publishing lawsuit with new partnership

The US National Music Publishers Association has settled the copyright infringement lawsuit with fitness firm Peloton, which was brought last year by 14 of its publisher members. The terms have not been announced, but the...
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US Congress launches new attempt to pay artists for radio plays

With the Music Modernization Act passed – and (most of) the arguments over the funding of its new Mechanical Licensing Collective settled – the US music industry is turning its attention to another long-running legislative...
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NMPA throws weight behind possible US investigation into TikTok

TikTok is currently under intense scrutiny in the US over its recently-revealed censorship policies, with prominent senator Marco Rubio having called for a formal investigation into the company. Now the National Music Publishers...
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NMPA attacks Spotify and Amazon in latest royalties battle

Ding ding! Round… well, we’re not sure what round we’re into now if the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and Spotify were having a boxing match. But the slugs keep on coming. Remember how Spotify announced that...
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DSPs and NMPA filings are in over new CRB royalty rates

Breaking news: there isn’t just one appeal against the new songwriter-royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board in the US. The one from Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon we all know about – it was officially...
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Spotify’s relationship with publishers hits the rocks – again

A new Spotify / music publishing story broke on Friday, but there’s a bigger picture here: the increasingly-dispiriting story of the streaming service’s approach towards the publishing community, as well as the perception...